First Nations LNG Alliance Newsletter 20 – Alliance on the road

“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” — Wisconsin columnist Doug Larson. Members and leaders of the Alliance indeed encountered a little spring slush as they hit northern BC for a series of job fairs and panel discussions, starting at the Kitselas Nation’s community hall near Terrace on March …

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First Nations LNG Alliance Newsletter 19 – Our Alliance’s wise words

The two quotes above are from our Alliance CEO, Karen Ogen-Toews, on LNG Canada’s Facebook page, which has 17,000 followers. It ran the quotes with: ‘Karen Ogen-Toews offers more insight into the necessity of Indigenous consultation and the need to find a path forward together.” Her words were from her guest column in The Province …

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First Nations LNG Alliance Newsletter 18 – Chiefs, councils, and the people

Alliance leaders have been talking sense to news media about issues around hereditary chiefs and elected councils. For example, Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews, a former elected chief councillor of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, was on CBC Radio’s Early Edition show, discussing the matter with host Stephen Quinn. Among other things, she said, the people of any …

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First Nations LNG Alliance Newsletter 17 – Happy New Year to all!

(And was our December busy!)  Our social-media traffic soared in December, with big interest in posts that centred on the differences of opinion among elected and hereditary chiefs on the Coastal GasLink natural-gas pipeline, and blockades of the line’s route. The heavy online activity began with a guest column by our Alliance chair, Chief Dan …

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First Nations LNG Alliance Newsletter 16 – Pipeline work for First Nations

Good news in two ways: First, the announcement of the conditional award of $620 million in contract work to First Nations businesses along Coastal GasLink’s natural-gas pipeline route in BC. And second: our own news release on the announcement: “Pipeline pacts for First Nations ‘terrific’.” Quotes from Karen Ogen-Toews were used in media, and she …

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